|That, and his stunning good looks.|
All that said, I wasn't sure what he'd do with the indoor at the new barn. To my knowledge, he's never seen one before, much less worked in it. He's not used to the sound of sand hitting the boards or the feeling of completely restricted vision or even having to make turns in a much tighter area.
|Not uphill, but helloooo stretchy giraffe.|
Because Courage hadn't even seen a saddle in over two weeks and I don't have a deathwish, I did spin him around on the lunge line first. He did a little giraffing and was a bit fidgety when I asked him to stand still, but otherwise surprisingly settled.
I was blown away when I got on (yes by myself oh well) and he retained everything we'd worked on in our last lesson with S. Damn horse. You bad.
|Not quite this low|
Yeah, he didn't even blink.
I was then in the middle of a very productive ride when there was this horrendous commotion in the stalls attached to the indoor. We stopped and had a look, then just carried on working on stretching low and low through upward and downward transitions.
|First ride. Looking so fine.|
We're still adjusting to the new barn and the new schedule and the new people and all that, but I am just so thrilled with Courage right now. It was a big step for me to move him away from our comfort zone and be responsible for his training without the watchful eyes of Redheadlins every single day.
|What happens when the sun comes out. No shame.|
I'm looking forward to getting on the schedule for some dressage lessons and seeing what the on-site trainer (C) has to say about Courage. Hint: she thinks he's just the sweetest thing.
Happy early American Thanksgiving to everyone!!
Happy Curry Combing! He did a good job on himself in that last pic :P Yay for dressage lessons!ReplyDelete
Not bad lunging pick yourself! ;) Love the stars! Congrats on the move. Indoor=XOXOXOXOXOReplyDelete
Yay for indoor success!ReplyDelete
Glad the new barn is working out well!ReplyDelete
You're going to love being able to ride so much more with an indoor! Glad Courage adjusted easily :DReplyDelete
Woohoo, indoor! I want one.ReplyDelete
Damn girl, that is a LOT of mud applied directly to your poneh. Good job Courage.ReplyDelete
He's such a pro! Pro at the indoor...pro in a mud puddle...ReplyDelete
So happy the move is working out for ya!ReplyDelete
DAT INDOOR DOEReplyDelete
Sounds like things are going well, I hope C is more of a Nancy then a Kika when/if snowmelt starts slip off the indoor rough...only downside in my book to indoors - that is some racket when it happens and let me tell you Miss Kika no-likeeeeeReplyDelete
awesome! sounds like he's gonna do just fine :)ReplyDelete
Yay! C-rage being a bossReplyDelete
Go C-rage! Looks like he may have some curly horse DNA in there though :PReplyDelete
That is awesome! He's such a good boy!!!!! I'm so glad it is all going well. I'm a little sad to realize you moved away from Redheadlins so we won't see as many riding pictures, but this will be a much nicer way to spend the winter for you and Courage. :DReplyDelete
Very glad to hear all of this! I really think the indoor will help you to continue to progress through the spring :) go c-rage!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear he is taking it all in so easily. Of course he would ��ReplyDelete